Lone Star College System celebrated the dedication of its new Energy and Manufacturing Institute on the University Park campus May 14.

The 70,000-square-foot facility will train students for jobs in the energy industry and provide hands-on instruction with five state-of-the-art classrooms, 28 labs and two simulations rooms equipped with industry-standard equipment and software.

"The institute will concentrate on a strong foundation in scientific and engineering concepts emphasizing exposure to real-world lab and industrial processes and equipment," said John Galiotos, dean of the Energy and Manufacturing Institute.

Students can follow a number of pathways to the oil and gas industry at LSCS. Programs offered through the energy and manufacturing institute range from engineering technology to petroleum data technology.

Construction began on the $20 million facility last spring, and classes are expected to start in the building by the fall semester.


Lone Star College

5000 Research Forest Drive,

The Woodlands 832-813-6521


July 3

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